10 best movies like He Got Game (1998)

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Movies similar to He Got Game (1998): Kingdom, The Hot Flashes, Thunderstruck, The Black Mamba, Warrior, Just Wright, The Fighter, Kung Fu Dunk, Glory Road, Glory Road.

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Kingdom (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.4)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Fascinating

A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are taken care of, but all of this responsibility comes at a steep price. He has complicated relationships with both of his sons, Jay and Nate, who are both struggling with their own identities and places within Alvey’s life and gym.

The Hot Flashes (2013)
Mark6 (imdb: 5)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends
PlotBasketball
StyleTo cry

An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, become a national media sensation, and gain a new lease on life.

Thunderstruck (2012)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
PlotBasketball, Supernatural, Body exchange

Brian is a 16 year-old who can't play basketball, but he still wants to play like his hero, Kevin Durant. At an Oklahoma City Thunder game, Brian gets chosen to shoot a half court shot which he misses and hits the mascot in the process. Later on, he gets a chance to meet Durant and expresses his desire to play just like him. When Kevin gives Brian the ball, the two unknowingly switch talents.

The Black Mamba (2011)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, short, sport
CountryUSA
Duration00:06
PlotBasketball

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Warrior (2011)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.2)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersWarriors, Dragons, Samurai, Heroes
PlotBoxing, Martial Arts, Adventure
StyleFor men

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine with a tragic past.

Just Wright (2010)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
PlotBasketball, Love triangle
StyleSoulful, To cry

A physical therapist falls for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury.

The Fighter (2010)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
PlotBoxing
StyleSoulful

The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.

Kung Fu Dunk (2008)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryChina, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration01:39
CharactersOrphans
PlotBasketball, Martial Arts
StyleExciting

Shi-Jie is a brilliant martial artist from the Kung Fu School. One day, he encounters a group of youths playing basketball and shows off how easy it is for him, with his martial arts training, to do a Slam Dunk. Watching him was Chen-Li, a shrewd businessman, who recruits him to play varsity basketball at the local university.

Glory Road (2006)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
PlotBasketball

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Glory Road (2006)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
PlotBasketball

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

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Coach Carter (2005)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:16
CharactersTeachers, Trainers
PlotBasketball
StyleFor men

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

Rebound (2005)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrecomedy, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersFamily
PlotBasketball
PlaceCollege, School

An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.

Love & Basketball (2000)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
PlotBasketball

A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. They've followed the game all their lives and have no small amount of talent on the court. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their relationship work, they follow separate career paths though high school and college basketball and, they hope, into stardom in big-league professional ball.

Love & Basketball (2000)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
PlotBasketball

A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. They've followed the game all their lives and have no small amount of talent on the court. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their relationship work, they follow separate career paths though high school and college basketball and, they hope, into stardom in big-league professional ball.

Remember the Titans (2000)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions.

The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, crime, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens
PlotBasketball

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

The Sixth Man (1997)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
PlotBasketball
PlaceCollege

Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star. Suddenly Antoine dies of heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of team. Some time later, Antoine returns as a ghost and helps Kenny in game and in life, but Kenny changes in the process and doesn't quite like it.

Blue Chips (1994)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
PlotBasketball
PlaceCollege
StyleAction

Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has pressures from all around.

Above the Rim (1994)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
PlotBasketball, Hip Hop
StyleAction, Touching

Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.

Blue Chips (1994)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
PlotBasketball
PlaceCollege
StyleAction

Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has pressures from all around.

White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
PlotBasketball

Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny.

Hoosiers (1986)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54
PlotBasketball

High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.

Hoosiers (1986)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54
PlotBasketball

High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.

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